late January, DailyTech brought you news that Telsa would
end the production of its current all-electric Roadster in 2011.
The information regarding this development was found within the
company's SEC filing for an IPO. The company explained that sales
would stop "due to planned tooling changes at a supplier for the
company then added, "we do not currently plan to begin selling
our next generation Tesla Roadster until at least one year after the
launch of the Model S, which is not expected to be in production
now appears that Tesla Motors is changing its tune and has made
arrangements for its suppliers to continue providing parts for the
Roadster through 2012 according
to customer demand, Tesla has negotiated agreements with key
suppliers that will increase total Roadster production by 40% and
extend sales into 2012," said Telsa in a company newsletter.
quite interesting that Tesla was able to not only get production
extended, but also a boost in production as well for the Roadster.
There must have been some serious negations going on to get its suppliers to go from "we're cutting you
loose" to "sure, we'll make room for 40 percent more
capacity" in just over a month.
extending the sales of the Roadster into 2012, that gives Tesla time
to bring its four
door Model S sedan to the market during the same year without
having a lull in vehicle sales. According to Tesla's SEC filing, the
next generation Roadster will debut in 2013.